Faber & Faber, 2008 - 344 ページ
MODERN FICTION. Flora Chapman is in her fifties when her husband dies in a bizarre ballooning accident. Seizing upon her new found freedom, she decides to finish the history of their village that Edward had begun. A reference to Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth wife who he rejected for being ugly, captures Flora's imagination and she begins to delve deeper into the life of this neglected historical figure.Meanwhile, in the Louvre, Holbein's portrait of Anne of Cleves sense the tug of a connection and she begins to tell the real story of the injustices she suffered and just how she survived her marriage.